06/27/2015 – 03/06/2016

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10091

Endless House considers the single-family home and archetypes of dwelling as a theme for the creative endeavors of architects and artists. Through drawings, photographs, video, installations, and architectural models drawn from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition highlights how artists have used the house as a means to explore universal topics, and how architects have tackled the design of residences to expand their discipline in new ways.

Work by architects and artists spanning more than seven decades are exhibited alongside materials from Kiesler’s Endless House design and images of its presentation in MoMA’s 1960 Visionary Architecture exhibition. Intriguing house designs—ranging from historical projects by Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, and Rem Koolhaas to new acquisitions from Smiljan Radic and Asymptote Architecture—are juxtaposed with visions from artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Bruce Nauman, Mario Merz, Rachel Whiteread, and a new acquisition from Annett Zinsmeister. Together these works demonstrate how the dwelling occupies a central place in a cultural exchange across generations and disciplines.


06/26/2015, 7:00 pm

Architecture Museum, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 154, Room A53, 10623 Berlin

In terms of architectural history, the 20th century is focused predominantly on Modernism. Very little interest has been shown in other significant ideas from this period, especially when they remained a hand-drawn utopia. This was also the fate of architect Otto Kohtz (1880—1956), who developed monumental visions for high-rise buildings and urban environments parallel to his day-to-day professional practice throughout his entire life. Kohtz consistently pursued his high-rise fantasies and bequeathed a wealth of drawings, which this publication collects and annotates for the first time. In the context of his realized buildings (UFA Babelsberg, Scherl House Berlin), the book succeeds in providing a new perspective on Otto Kohtz’ urban developmental concepts and architectural intentions, enabling a fresh evaluation of his importance for 20th century architectural history.
With short introductions by
Brigitte Jacob

David Pessier

Wolfgang Schäche
and a discussion afterwards.
As part of the event ten original drawings of Otto Kohtz will be exhibited at the Technische Universität Berlin.
06/18/2015, 7:00 pm

CLB Berlin, Collaboratorium at Aufbau Haus, Prinzenstraße 84.2, 10969 Berlin

Stadt als Campus represents active, knowledge-based urban development in everyday life. A nationwide network of city developers and universities, together with municipalities, educational and cultural providers, initiatives, property developers and housing associations, as well as economic stakeholders, show how the city can become a campus. The settings for this are primarily small and medium-sized cities, as well as polycentric regions. Innovative design possibilities, cooperative associations, new business models, reflexive urban communities, and liveable cities are created as part of this process. 


the editors Sally Below and Reiner Schmidt

Brigitte Hartwig / VorOrt-Projekt in Dessau

Sven Sappelt / C60/Collaboratorium Bochum



Make City

Book presentation / discussion

06/18/2015, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Czech Centre, Wilhelmstraße 44 / entrance Mohrenstraße, 10117 Berlin

The following newly published books will be presented and discussed amongst authors and guests:

Aristide Antonas (GR) Archipelago of Protocols (2015, dpr Barcelona Verlag)

Susanne Hoffman (DE) ARCHITECTURE IS PARTICIPATION. Die Baupiloten—Methods and Projects (2014, Jovis Verlag)

Georg-Simmel-Zentrum für Metropolenforschung (DE) Urban Commons: Beyond State and Market (2015, Birkhäuser, Bauwelt Fundamente)

ZUS (NL) City of permanent temporality. The making of Luchtsingel, Schieblock, Test Site Rotterdam (2015, NAi Bookseller)

Andreas Rumpfhuber, Michael Klein (DE) Modelling Vienna, Real Fictions in Social Housing (2014, Turia und Kant)

Moderation: Carson Chan (US)

This event is part of the MAKE CITY festival.


This is modern


06/18/2015 – 07/07/2015

Museum of Architecture, Technical University Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin

Deutscher Werkbunds Berlin's exhibition "this is modern" started corresponding to the openening of the "Biennale d'Archittetura 2014" in Venice. 

They're trying to position the contemporary architecture in Germany: 22 renowned architectural offices show their designs for the German exhibition hall on the Biennale areal within the Giardini of Venice. The existing pavilion, built 1909 and reshaped 1938 was claimed to be in ruinous condition and thus building a contemporary national exhibition pavilion for the world audience was of importance again.

Now, before the exhibition is about to be terminated, the Museum of Architecture Berlin presents the results of the exhibition's "survey" for the last time. 

At the exhibitions's opening on June 18, 19:00 Dieter Nägelke and Arno Brandlhuber are going to speak.

The exhibition catalogue iss available in German and English.




Make City Open!

Book presentation and discussion

06/17/2015, 7:00 pm

Bücherbogen , Savignyplatz, Stadtbahnbogen 593–594, 10623 Berlin

Dozens of publications appear every year on contemporary debates within architecture. One of the most current topics is the renaissance of the Urban Commons. Publishing houses Birkhäuser and JOVIS invite MAKE CITY visitors to the Bücherbogen at the Savignyplatz for a presentation of two of their publications: Urban Commons: Moving Beyond State and Market, published in cooperation with Dr. Martin Schwegmann, and Make_Shift City. Renegotiating the Urban Commons, published by Make City director Francesca Ferguson. How does knowledge about Urban Commons connect with the praxis of architecture and urban planning? A podium discussion will address this very question.

This event is part of the MAKE CITY festival.


Partizipation macht Architektur

Colloquium / Book presentation

06/11/2015, 7:30 pm

Moltkestrasse 6a, 26122 Oldenburg

What is the role of participtaion in architecture? Does civic participation make building projects expensive or effective, complicated or sustainable? Does it save time or money? How can needs and wishes of future users turn into realized buildings? Which part does participation play in the professional self-image of the architect?

In our society there is an increasing demand for participation in shaping our built environment. Without civic participation, few major building projects can go ahead. Furthermore, the knowledge of the users with regard to utilization and how spaces are experienced is in fact an important tool for architects during the design process.

Architecture Is Participation presents examples of successful participation, according to a method developed in the practice test, in which the focus is on communication about and by means of atmospheres. Realized Baupiloten projects are supplemented by a wide range of participatory options—presented as practical guidelines that can be used for one’s own individual purposes. Therefore the book invites direct application.

The book presentation will take place in the colloquium of the Institut für partizipatives Gestalten.

06/11/2015 – 06/28/2015

Festival center of MAKE CITY: Czech Centre in Berlin-Mitte, Wilhelmstraße 44, 10117 Berlin

MAKE CITY—Festival for Architecture and Urban Alternatives is an international festival format for 2015 developed with and for Berlin. It takes place from June 11 to June 28. The Festival will embed itself throughout the city in diverse ways: it rethinks the back yard, climbs on roofs and asks, if high-rises of the future will be made out of wood. It looks back on the concept of “Electropolis” and envisions new forms of living. Over 100 founding partners are sponsors of the festival and took part in developing the program, which is available on www.makecity.berlin.

During the time of the festival over 30 curated studio talks and 40 uniquely devised city tours take place. The Czech Centre in the Wilhelmstrasse, Berlin Mitte, will be the place where the international discourse and exchange comes together. The festival invites partners to contribute to a variety of formats. MAKE CITY is decentralized; a city-wide conversation; one that forms cross-links between the architecture, art, and design scenes and makes new connections with the public. The formats will reflect the scales of urban design and engagement from the micro to the macro.

06/11/2015 – 06/20/2015

AIT-ArchitekturSalon@HO Berlin, Holzmarktstraße 66, 10179 Berlin

AIT ArchitekturSalon Pop-UP presents the exhibition “Affordable Living” as part of the first international festival for architecture and urban alternatives, MAKE CITY, taking part in the conversation about new and innovative forms of living.

Housing is a basic need that, for many all over the world, remains unmet or inadequate. In order to ensure the availability of quality living space for everyone, architecture and urban development can contribute significantly to finding new solutions. The challenge of affordable housing lies in achieving an optimum relationship between costs and the “home quality“ value, which is dependent on many local parameters and cultural preferences. In light of this and based on examples of exceptional residential buildings, this book presents not only theoretical approaches but also strategies for creating affordable living spaces. These strategies can be compared by analyzing projects in their economic, social, and urban development contexts. The central question is: how can different approaches for creating affordable residential space be applied and translated to other contexts?

The exhibition is based on the publication Affordable Living - Housing for everyone (edited by Klaus Dömer, Hans Drexler, Joachim Schultz-Granberg). Using exemplary projects from international architects like Gaupenraub +/-, Lacaton & Vassal or Urbanus, it shows the problems, potentials, and dependencies that different approaches bring with them and how these impact our reality of living.

Other events during the exhibition:
June 17, 2015 | 7 p.m. | Studio-Talk “Wohnen inklusiv” with Feddersen Architekten

June 18, 2015 | 1 p.m. | Guided tour with curator Prof. Joachim Schultz-Granberg

June 25, 2015 | 5–10 p.m. | Symposium „Anders wohnen”

Urban Living


05/22/2015 – 07/04/2015

Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ, Köpenicker Str. 48/49, 10179 Berlin-Mitte

The massive need for living space in many big cities today is a chance to forge a new era of housing by creating new qualities. The URBAN LIVING exhibition presents future oriented strategies and ideas for new, affordable living typologies, livable neighborhoods, and a resilient urban development. The exhibition shows strategies for the future that strengthen the advantages of urban life styles as well as the specific characteristics of individual neighborhoods, as well as solutions that create synergies between citizens and decision makers. Projects from the International Urban Living Workshop and from the Self-Made City publication are presented. The exhibition is an interactive urban landscape in which elements are staged by invited curators, emphasizing aspects of the topic “Urban Living”. The exhibition, accompanying events and a blog (www.urbanlivingberlin.de) offer visitors various possibilities to develop and share their own ideas and desires concerning living.
 Curated by Kristien Ring, AA Projects / in cooperation with the Senate Department for Urban Planning and the Environment, Berlin.

Side events:

Y-Table Talks at the DAZ

#1: 15.6.2015, 7 p.m. – „ Affordable Living?”

#2: 22.6.2015, 7 p.m.  – „New Forms of Living?“

Expert Workshop as part of the  MAKE CITY festival
13.6.2015, 3 p.m., MAKE CITY festival centre, Czech Cultural Centre, Berlin –
„SELF-MADE CITY: Mechanisms of alternative Urban Development“ (in English)

The exhibition URBAN LIVING is part of the MAKE CITY festival (11.– 28.6.2015). More information about the ”Festival for Architecture and Urban Alternatives”: makecity.berlin

The book Urban Living—Strategies for the Future (Kristien Ring, ed.) presents exemplary designs and solutions from the international Urban Living Workshop.